Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 15, 2011 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

DSO is cool but they are WAY WAY WAY too safe. No real musical risks, you know they will pull it off the same today as tomorrow. They give away the possibility of extreme excellence (and failure) in the name of consistency. I don't see the excitement of the possibilities, only the music. I've never been scared at a DSO show...while the Grateful Dead freaked me out many a time...and that freak out is what kept me coming back.

I like the DSO original sets a lot more than the mimic shows...at least some possibilities.

Local bar bands are your best bet.

I can't deal with the "funk" based jam bands, all the same beat after the third song. One of the glories of the GD was the diversity of singers/songwriters/styles. You just don't find that anywhere. 3 brilliant songwriters in one band.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: wisconsindead Date: May 15, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

I agree, somewhat...

DSO is awesome and its where I go (22 year old head). I also love phish of course. BUt concerts arent really my bag, the music is of the most importance and technology allows me to listen anywhere! I just saw some local hippy band last night with some friends. They had a cool jam with a local street sax player, but other than that its the same fast bass lines and drum rhythms. Its a very set-up style of jamming that doesnt nearly possess the capabilities of which you speak. The dead took their music so many places. Just amazing. So where do the heads go? ARCHIVE!!! hah

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: MindBendah Date: May 16, 2011 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

I would agree also coming from the stand point of a young head (22). DSO, phish, umphrey's mcgee, the new deal, etc, etc, etc, festivals galore are all incredible for the music/experience. But where I go to heal/feed my soul is for a swim in the endless sea of the Dead any where and every where. I love the exploration process of finding that transcendental piece of music and listening to it over and over. Attempting to grasp the seemingly endless expanse of the music bit by bit. I cant get enough!!!